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#7212

I’m a former high school teacher & counselor who decided to go back into the classroom (at a middle school). I know too well the kids who will soon fall through the cracks, so I try to provide them with enough emotional “ammo” & confidence as I possibly can in the 10 months I have them. I, shamelessly, play favorites with my “soon-be-left-behind” students, which often upsets parents used to manipulating their child’s “status” as a teacher’s pet (in the eyes of other parents — not the ‘woke’ teacher). And…I don’t care. I’ll write up your “perfect” child for throwing an empty water bottle across the cafeteria just as fast as I’d take a couple of minutes to talk to the kid who is, unfortunately, probably only a couple of years away from selling drugs like the past 2 generations before him.

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#7210

I was once teaching about the War of 1812 and the British frigates that were used in naval encounters. One student raised her hand to ask, “How did they get that across the ocean? Did they row it across?” Fore the next 5 minutes, I had to explain how sails worked. This was high school…

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#7194

Super random but had to share– one of my kids knows I listen to kpop and gave me BTS posters for Christmas! And yes they’re hanging in the classroom 😁

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#7195

My admin case to me today and told me my formal evaluation is coming up. I chose a day and told what specific classes I’d like for them to see my lesson in. I was told I couldn’t choose the class. I told them I wanted to practice my lesson before I am observed officially. They said I don’t need practice. So I am in my 5th year. I can opt for loan forgiveness after this year so I am not motivated to come back as a teacher. I love to teach and I love most of my students but I cannot deal with everything else behind stage. And beyond anything I cannot stay in this position knowing I will never get appropriate raises and/or bonuses. I can’t fathom making around this much money for the rest of my life. (Florida teacher).

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#7196

I’m a sped teacher so I can say this: why do the majority of sped chairs suck? No, seriously, why?

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#7199

My union rep won’t get back to me. I am desperately trying to reach her. I want to resign on April 15th, before offers for renewal come out. My VP has a vendetta against me, so I know she wants to fire me. If she does, I might buy her a steak and kiss her feet for saving my life! 😍❤️

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#7200

I cannot fathom how disrespectful and awful some of these kids are. I have bought them so much, and I do so much with very limited resources. Oftentimes, I buy them their own books to take home, and I give them chances to redeem their grades. My job has become the bane of my existence, and I don’t think I’ve ever been this unhappy. I really feel bad for their parents. They rolled gutter balls on these kids, didn’t they?

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#7202

I had a student ask if we could “all carry around lighters and light farts on fire to reduce methane emissions into the atmosphere to help stop global warming” … I love teaching high school 😂

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#7203

A first date asked me about my job, and as I said “Teacher”, he responded with “Oh, so you’re just a Teacher…”
I dare you to come teach my class for one day, and then tell me if I’m just a Teacher.
People don’t realize how much effort is put into teaching, and not just because of the planning or activities, but the mental effort to put on a smile and help a child grow.

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#7204

One of my students informed me I had “a coffee addiction” and she was going to “plan an intervention” for me.
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I also silently dared her to try. #OutOfMyColdDeadHands

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